Primary extracranial meningioma of the lower limb

Tuncay I. C. , Guler U. O. , Vural Ç. , Akgun R. C. , Demirors H., Kuru I.

EKLEM HASTALIKLARI VE CERRAHISI-JOINT DISEASES AND RELATED SURGERY, vol.22, no.2, pp.114-117, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier


This paper is about a primary extracranial meningioma case of a 40-year-old male patient who presented with a complaint of a rapidly growing painless stiff mass located in his left thigh. The magnetic resonance imaging examination revealed that the lesion was well-circumscribed and with isosignal intensity to muscle on T1-weighted images and with a relatively hiperintense on T2-weighted images. The histopathological analysis of the specimens both from the incisional biopsy and the excisional surgery were typical of meningioma showing spindle cell proliferation with a whirling pattern. Although extracranial meningiomas are very rare, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a spindle cell neoplasm.